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Comment: Re:So far so good. (Score 1) 210

by Cro Magnon (#49589143) Attached to: Yes, You Can Blame Your Pointy-Haired Boss On the Peter Principle

I'm certainly a better tech than my boss, even though she came thrugh the tech fields and is no PHB. I'm very definitely not a better boss than she is. At best, I might BS my way through the job, hating every minute until I got fed up and quit. More likely, they'd catch onto my incompetence (in that role) and can me before I quit.

Comment: Re:What am I missing? (Score 2) 100

by pollarda (#49569119) Attached to: A Cheap, Ubiquitous Earthquake Warning System

Unfortunately, it is this kind of thinking that has caused California to be flat broke. You thought this last economic downturn was bad, just wait until California runs out of ways to juggle its debts and declares bankruptcy. While this article is a bit dated, this article seems to cover it nicely (and there are many more like it).

This isn't to say a good earthquake warning system isn't money well spent simply that California should be less knee jerk about all the projects that they spend their citizens money on.

Comment: Re:Done in movies... (Score 1) 225

Exactly this! I like watching Jack Bauer "question" the bad guy as much as anyone, but what it comes down to is, it's not real! Nobody is really getting hurt, not even a criminal/terrorist. A real cop shouldn't do a fraction of the stuff we in the movies, and if they do, there should be heavy RL consequences.

Comment: Re:Giving the customers what they want (Score 1) 216

by Cro Magnon (#49520215) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming

Even with the whole season available, I don't really have time to watch it at once. I might see one or two eps, then I have to quit and do something else. Or I might be tired of that show and want to switch to a different one. Heck, I could decide that Sunday at 6 is "Daredevil time" and watch a single ep weekly like I used to with regular TV. The main downside is, I'm not on the same schedule as everyone else. If I've only seen the first two eps, I probably don't want to talk with someone who's seen the whole season.

Comment: If you thought NOAA Has a hard time .... (Score 2) 43

by pollarda (#49467669) Attached to: Tracking the Weather On an Exoplanet
If you think NOAA has it hard now, just imagine what a bitch it will be to provide accurate 10 day weather reports for an exoplanet 64 light years away given 64 year old data.

And j ust so you know, I'm going to drive my SUV no matter what they tell me I might be doing to the weather patterns of some random exoplanet.

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